Talbot Bears Teeth on New Rangers Ghostbusters Mask
Rookie backup goalie Cam Talbot became a fan favourite for the New York Rangers last season, and not just because of his impressive play when No.1 goaltender Henrik Lundqvist struggled uncharacteristically through the first half of the season.
Talbot’s Ghostbusters-themed masks were also a big hit on Broadway, leading to a new nickname: GoalBuster.
Evidently Talbot knows a good thing when he sees it, because he will continue with a new twist the Ghostbusters theme for his new mask to start the 2014-15 season. Painted once again by Swedish artist David Gunnarsson of DaveArt, who has also done all of Lundqvist’s iconic Rangers masks, Talbot’s new lid is called “The Zuul Doggy Dog,” named after the demonic spirit dog that possesses Dana Barrett, the character played by Sigourney Weaver in the popular 1984 movie.
“This time Cam Talbot will be transformed into the Zuul dog when he puts this mask on,” Gunnarson wrote on his Facebook page. “Just check out the chin of the mask: so many teeth. The Zuul dog is created at the lower part of the mask, and the rest of the mask is totally action packed with details to tell the story of ghost hunting in New York. And in the centre, of course slime!”
That “ghost hunting” action includes an image of the possessed Weaver on the right side and the lead character Peter Venkman, played by Bill Murray, on the right side, along with the Stay Puft Marshmallow man, the Ghostbusters logo, and even a couple of Rangers logos done in stone. It sure to be another popular entry in the series for Talbot.
You can find the original Ectoplasm Rocker Ghostbusters mask, a baseball-themed Ghostbusters lid for the Stadium Series, and the Optimus Prime Transformers design that preceded it, in the InGoal archives. And for more of Gunnarsson’s great artwork, including a long list of gorgeous and iconic designs for Lundqvist, be sure to check out his website, Twitter feed, and Instagram.